Lovebirds, members of the genus Agapornis, are part of the parrot family. They are among the smallest parrots - between 13-17 cm long and weigh about 50g. Lovebirds are named so due to the strength of their monogamous bonds; partners also spend a lot of their time together. There are nine species of lovebirds. They are native to Africa; eight of the nine are native to the African mainland, and the other is native to Madagascar.
Also see Nature's Valentine courtesy of the RSPB.